Some studies suggest that up to 80 percent of the medical billing from hospitals and doctors contains errors. 80%? That’s completely unacceptable.
Before you pay your next medical bill, check out this video:
As a Medicare Insurance Broker, I receive calls and emails from Medicare clients who think they’ve been billed incorrectly.
The first step is always to get a copy of your Explanation of Benefits, an EOB. Once you have the EOB, review it for errors and if you are not sure, call the Medical office to make sure the bill you received is in line with the services you received.
If not, ask them to correct it and to resend the bill.
Before paying any medical bill, be sure to also review the amounts with your insurer to make sure you are not over paying.
Here is a helpful article from Consumer Reports
Remember, diligence is the key, and as they used to say, “you can take that to the bank.”